Hideki Suzuki Returns To Pro Wrestling NOAH Following WWE Release

Suzuki is heading back to Japan

Hideki Suzuki's post-WWE plans have been revealed.

The 42-year-old was let go by WWE on January 5, only nine months after he joined the company as a Performance Center coach. He also appeared on-screen as a coach in Diamond Mine on NXT, appearing alongside the likes of Roderick Strong, the Creed Brothers, Ivy Nile and Malcolm Bivens. 

With his WWE run over, though, it was revealed Suzuki would be returning to Pro Wrestling NOAH for the promotion's upcoming tag team tournament.

Keiji Muto and Naomichi Marufuji were previously the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Champions but they vacated the title after Muto announced he was dealing with a hip injury. 

NOAH are holding a tag team tournament as a result and Suzuki announced he will return to the promotion to team with Takashi Sugiura. They will face Kenoh and Masakatsu Funaki in the first round. 

Along with appearances in Real Japan and Big Japan, Suzuki was a regular performer in NOAH between May 2019 and December 2020. His last match in the promotion was on December 29, 2020, when he teamed with Kazuyuki Fujita to defeat Go Shiozaki and Yoshiki Inamura. 

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